Closing in on WHL playoffs . . . Raiders get No. 1 draft selection . . . Hockey Canada picks Hamilton

D Brett Carson (Moose Jaw, Calgary, 2001-06) has signed a one-year extension with SaiPa Lappeenranta (Finland, Liiga). This season, he had three goals and five assists in 30 games.———The WHL playoffs open on seven fronts on Friday night.There are series previews available elsewhere, starting...

Isn’t it time to stop hockey’s merry-go-round? … Everett writer looks at ‘Tips and NHL … Hossa to sit out season

Oji Eagles Tomakomai (Japan, Asia HL) have announced that assistant coach Aaron Keller (Kamloops, 1992-96) has “retired.” Keller played 17 seasons in Japan, five with Sapporo and 12 with Oji. He also was on the Japanese national team for nine years. Keller was an...

Has mumps virus found Pats? … Broncos win in OT. Again … Winterhawks back in it

The Regina Pats are awaiting the results of tests on F Filip Ahl to learn whether the mumps virus has found them.FILIP AHLAhl missed his third straight playoff game on Tuesday night — the Pats dropped a 5-4 decision to the Broncos in Swift...

After news got out that Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Jack Johnson had filed for bankruptcy, Vancouver comic Torben Rolfsen quipped: “I can't believe the Florida Panthers outlasted him.” . . . “Cavs star LeBron James turned the ball over on...

The gang at SportsPickle.com keeps track of preseason predictions and has recalled three of the best (worst?) that are related to this NFL season. 1. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers would win the Super Bowl (ESPN’s Herman Edwards). 2. Chicago Bears...

Ferguson writing great story . . . Silvertips make moves . . . Patrick’s return is nigh

F Björn Svensson (Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, 2003-06) has been released by Färjestad Karlstad (Sweden, SHL). He had three goals and three assists in 31 games.———Dylan Ferguson hasn’t received a lot of attention during a WHL career that is in its second season.But he has...

A quiz from Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: “Seahawks fans will remember the ill-fated goal-line pass in the final seconds of Super Bowl XLIX as: a) Picked and Rolled; b) The Wrongest Yard; c) The Agony of Deflate.” ....

Hurricanes keeping busy . . . Tigers lose assistant GM to NHL

D Mitch Versteeg (Lethbridge, 2006-09) has signed a one-year contract with the Nikkō Icebucks (Japan, Asia HL). Last season, with Heilbronner Falken (Germany, DEL2), he had six goals and 11 assists in 27 games. He also played for...

Scattershooting, on a slow day … Hurricanes deal for d-man … Broncos win in Regina

Scott Ostler, in the San Francisco Chronicle: “Sales are sluggish for tickets to the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February. Factors include high prices, a sagging world economy, and a reluctance to buy front-row seats for a nuclear holocaust.” We are...

Doing some scattershooting . . . Giants say season-ticket sales are up . . . Wheaties, Oil Kings trim rosters

We’re scattershooting as the WHL approaches the start of its 51st regular season . . . 1. Will the Everett Silvertips qualify for the playoffs for a 14th straight season? They have made it in each of their first 13 seasons in the WHL.2....

Ex-WHL goalie gets called to Rangers . . . Wheaties win clash of leaders . . . Toth wins one for Rebels

Incredible feeling! So glad we could be here to share this special moment with Mack pic.twitter.com/oOrFXAlg7P — Denis Skapski (@skapper20) Five years after being seriously injured in a bus accident, Mackenzie Skapski has made it to the NHL. No, he didn’t get into...

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